Change Networks

There are a lot of people across the region working to make their communities better for everyone. They know that sometimes to make things better you’ve got to change the way you get things done.

Change Networks are unique learning experiences for people who want to build the skills and connections that will help them become more effective leaders. They are designed for people who have the desire and potential to make positive changes where they work.

As our region becomes more diverse, people who want to make their communities better for everyone need to be able to work with folks from all walks of life. That is why our Change Network offerings are focused on providing a unique opportunity to learn how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Through our partners, we offer cohort-style programs that equip participants to lead change in a more equitable and inclusive manner. Participants not only learn new skills, but also gain new allies who will support them in their work during the program and beyond.

There are three Change Network programs, one each in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The 2018 cohorts will run from Fall 2018 to Summer 2019. See below for application dates and links to each cohort program.


Change Network | Minnesota 

2018 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED MAY 1 — JUNE 15

Led by a collaboration between Cultural Wellness Center and Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Meet the 2017 Minnesota Cohort


Change Network | North Dakota

2018 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED APRIL 1 — MAY 31

Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies.

Meet the 2017 North Dakota Cohort (PDF)


CHANGE NETWORK | SOUTH DAKOTA

2018 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED APRIL 1 — MAY 31

Led by a multi-sector team assembled by National Arts Strategies.

Meet the 2017 South Dakota Cohort (PDF)


Change Networks are produced in partnership with:

Cultural Wellness Center logo Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center National Art Strategies logo